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Press Release Roundup: November 16

posted November 18, 2015, 1:34 pm by Carlita | Filed Under Live Show Reviews, Music News, Press Release Roundup, Releases | comment Leave a Comment

Music journalists get hit with a steady helping of press releases every day. For the music fan without that kind of sensory overload, a lot of music news can pass by without being seen. Every Monday, we will weed through and compile a list of some of the most intriguing press releases to come across our virtual desk.



The South by Southwest® Music Conference and Festival (SXSW®) is pleased to announce the second round of artists invited to perform, additional conference sessions and the acceptance of SXSW Music Hackathon applications. This is just a small sample of the wide array of innovative programming being presented to the attending global music community. SXSW Music’s 30th annual event takes place Tuesday, March 15 – Sunday, March 20, 2016 in Austin, Texas.
The SXSW Music Festival staff continues to curate a can’t-miss music festival experience. The second round of artists invited to perform include:

Ben Abraham (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
The Accidentals (Traverse City MI)
Afriquoi (London UK-ENGLAND)
Alexander Jean (Los Angeles CA)
Ali aka Mind (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
Amber Arcades (Utrecht NETHERLANDS)
April Red (Taipei TAIWAN)
Ben Aqua (Austin TX)
Aristophanes (Taipei TAIWAN)
Arkells (Hamilton CANADA)
AudioDamn! (Mannheim GERMANY)
Autre Ne Veut (Brooklyn NY)
A-Wa (Tel Aviv ISRAEL)
The Away Days (Istanbul TURKEY)
Banners (Liverpool UK-ENGLAND)
Baskery (Stockholm SWEDEN)
BeatKing (Houston TX)
The Big Moon (London UK-ENGLAND)
Big Ups (Brooklyn NY)
Birthh (Florence ITALY)
Black Fast (St Louis MO)
Blackfoot Gypsies (Nashville TN)
Blanck Mass (Worcester UK-ENGLAND)
Bleached (Los Angeles CA)
Blowfly (Miami FL)
Brothers In Law (Pesaro ITALY)
Basia Bulat (Montreal CANADA)
Cadillac Tramps (Orange CA)
California X (Hadley MA)
Celestial Trax (New York NY)
The Chamanas (El Paso TX)
Chinah (Copenhagen DENMARK)
Citizen (Toledo OH)
George Clanton (Brooklyn NY)
Coma (Cologne GERMANY)
Crescendo (Los Angeles CA)
Dead Gaze (Oxford MS)
Dearly Beloved (Toronto CANADA)
Diarrhea Planet (Nashville TN)
Diet Cig (New Paltz NY)
DJ Chose (Brookshire TX)
DJ Clent (Chicago IL)
DJ Logic (New York NY)
Doeman (Houston TX)
Dressy Bessy (Denver CO)
Drowners (New York NY)
The Dunwells (Leeds UK-ENGLAND)
Ember Island (Linköping SWEDEN)
Enemies (Kilcoole IRELAND)
The Everymen (Tuckerton NJ)
Dana Falconberry & Medicine Bow (Austin TX)
Fat Boogie (Dallas TX)
Fickle Friends (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)
Firekid (Muscle Shoals AL)
The Franklin Electric (Montreal CANADA)
Doug Funnie (Fort Worth TX)
Ezra Furman and The Boy-Friends (Chicago IL)
Future Blondes (Austin TX)
G Herbo (Chicago IL)
Tommy Genesis (Vancouver CANADA)
The Ghost Wolves (Austin TX)
Laura Gibson (Portland OR)
The Gills (Pensacola FL)
Colin Gilmore (Austin TX)
Girls Names (Belfast UK-N. IRELAND)
Gold Beach (Austin TX)
The Gooch Palms (Newcastle AUSTRALIA)
Greys (Toronto CANADA)
Grimm Grimm (London UK-ENGLAND)
G.U.N. (Dallas TX)
Gwenno (Cardiff UK-WALES)
Hand Job Academy (Brooklyn NY)
Hard Proof (Austin TX)
Sara Hartman (Sag Harbor NY)
The Heirs (Los Angeles CA)
Hembree (Kansas City MO)
Hockey Dad (Wollongong AUSTRALIA)
Holy Oysters (Paris FRANCE)
Honne (London UK-ENGLAND)
Hooton Tennis Club (Liverpool UK-ENGLAND)
I am Dive (Sevilla SPAIN)
Sarah Jaffe (Dallas TX)
Jay IDK (Bowie MD)
Juventud Juché (Madrid SPAIN)
Kalascima (Alessano ITALY)
The Marcus King Band (Greenville SC)
Kiño (Medellin COLOMBIA)
Korma (Seattle WA)
Kuroma (Athens GA)
L.A. Takedown (Los Angeles CA)
L.E.J (Paris FRANCE)
Letta (Los Angeles CA)
Lewis Del Mar (Rockaway Beach NY)
Liss (Aarhus DENMARK)
Los Aguas Aguas (Xalapa Enríquez MEXICO)
Louis The Child (Chicago IL)
Lulacruza (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
Lusts (Leicester UK-ENGLAND)
Holly Macve (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)
The Main Squeeze (Chicago IL)
Malcs (Columbia MD)
ManMan Savage (Atlanta GA)
Menace Beach (Leeds UK-ENGLAND)
Mercury Rev (Catskills NY)
Metal Mother (Los Angeles CA)
MikeQ (East Orange NJ)
Miles (Dhaka BANGLADESH)
Miss Garrison (Santiago CHILE)
Mitú (Bogotá COLOMBIA)
Monika (Athens GREECE)
Morenito De Fuego (Monterrey MEXICO)
Mr. Kitty (Austin TX)
Mueran Humanos (Berlin GERMANY)
Mura Masa (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)
NAAFI (Mexico City MEXICO)
Nao (London UK-ENGLAND)
Nap Eyes (Halifax CANADA)
Jay Nash (Hartland VT)
John Mark Nelson (Minneapolis MN)
New Politics (Brooklyn NY)
The New Regime (San Diego CA)
Next Stop: Horizon (Gothenburg SWEDEN)
Night Beats (Seattle WA)
Night Moves (Minneapolis MN)
Nite Fields (Brisbane AUSTRALIA)
Oberhofer (Tacoma WA)
Ocellot (Barcelona SPAIN)
Oh Pep! (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Olde Gods (Barcelona SPAIN)
Cullen Omori (Chicago IL)
The Outfit, TX (Dallas TX)
Painted Zeros (Brooklyn NY)
Patterns (San José COSTA RICA)
Pedrina y Río (Bogotá COLOMBIA)
Pell (New Orleans LA)
Petite Noir (Cape Town SOUTH AFRICA)
Pinkwash (Philadelphia PA)
PINS (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)
Pirates Canoe (Kyoto JAPAN)
Pixx (Chipstead UK-ENGLAND)
Plattenbau (Berlin GERMANY)
POWERS (Los Angeles CA)
PRAYERS (San Diego CA)
Pumarosa (London UK-ENGLAND)
PWR BTTM (Brooklyn NY)
Que (Atlanta GA)
Ramesh (Austin TX)
Allan Rayman (Toronto CANADA)
Red Axes (Tel Aviv ISRAEL)
The Relatives (Dallas TX)
The Revenge (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Ritual Howls (Detroit MI)
Royal Canoe (Winnipeg CANADA)
RP Boo (Chicago IL)
Rusangano Family (Limerick IRELAND)
Phoebe Ryan (Rumson NJ)
Saint Sister (Dublin IRELAND)
Santa Muerte (Houston TX)
Satellite Stories (Oulu FINLAND)
Sauce Twinz (Houston TX)
Savoir Adore (Brooklyn NY)
September Girls (Dublin IRELAND)
Sertified (Austin TX)
Sevdaliza (Rotterdam NETHERLANDS)
Sextile (Los Angeles CA)
Sharkmuffin (Brooklyn NY)
Andy Shauf (Regina CANADA)
Sinistarr (Detroit MI)
Slothrust (Bronxville NY)
Smooth Hound Smith (Nashville TN)
Soda Fabric (Berlin GERMANY)
So Pitted (Seattle WA)
Sosamann (Houston TX)
Spain (Los Angeles CA)
Alexis Spight (Kansas City MO)
Spurz (Vancouver CANADA)
Stealing Sheep (Liverpool UK-ENGLAND)
Steve’n’Seagulls (Jyväskylä FINLAND)
Tommy Stinson (Hudson NY)
Strange Wilds (Olympia WA)
Superlitio (Cali COLOMBIA)
Surfistas del Sistema (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
Sur Oculto (Córdoba ARGENTINA)
Sweet Spirit (Austin TX)
Tacocat (Seattle WA)
Talisco (Paris FRANCE)
Ninet Tayeb (Tel Aviv ISRAEL)
TEEN (Brooklyn NY)
Tempalay (Tokyo JAPAN)
Thee Oh Sees (Los Angeles CA)
Thirdstory (Brooklyn NY)
Timmy Thomas & The Overtown Soul Revue (Miami FL)
Jonah Tolchin (Princeton NJ)
Tototomas (La Plata ARGENTINA)
Traumahelikopter (Groningen NETHERLANDS)
Twin Limb (Louisville KY)
Jonathan Tyler (Dallas TX)
Chad Valley (Oxford UK-ENGLAND)
Casey Veggies (Inglewood CA)
We Are Catchers (Liverpool UK-ENGLAND)
Jane Weaver (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)
Weval (Amsterdam NETHERLANDS)
White Lung (Vancouver CANADA)
Alex Winston (Detroit MI)
Alicia Witt (Los Angeles CA)
WonFu (Taipei TAIWAN)
Matt Woods (Truro UK-ENGLAND)
World’s Fair (Queens NY)
Worriers (Brooklyn NY)
Your Friend (Lawrence KS)
Yung (Aarhus DENMARK)
Sui Zhen (Brunswick East AUSTRALIA)
zZz (Amsterdam NETHERLANDS)

(This list is subject to change. This is only a portion of the artists that will be performing at the SXSW Music Festival. More performers will be announced at a later date)

30 Days in LA

Kali Uchis and Rome Fortune with Quitapenas-November 15th


The skies parted just in time for yesterday’s daytime show at the at the Legendary Park Plaza Hotel. Colombian soul diva Kali Uchis co-headlined the night, commanding the crowd with her old-school Motown flair mixed with her distinctive modern R&B sound. The up-and-comer, who has already collaborated with Snoop Dogg, showcased songs from her debut album, Por Vida, which features tracks with Tyler, the Creator and Diplo. Sharing the bill was Rome Fortune, an Atlanta MC whose groovy new single “Dance” was produced by fellow 30 Days performer, Kaytranada. Red Bull Sound Select artists Quitapenas opened the show. The Los Angeles-based collective performed their warm and dance-worthy Afro-Latin-inspired tunes. Eary arrivers received custom 30 Days in LA sunglasses by CRAP eyewear.

Lion Babe and Nicholas L. Perez- November 17th

Lion Babe performs at the Red Bull Sound Select Presents 30 Days in LA, at The Roxy Theatre, in Los Angeles, CA, USA on 17 November, 2015.

NYC duo Lion Babe performed a set of neo-soul last night at the Roxy Theatre. Vocalist Jillian Hervey, accompanied by producer Lucas Goodman, clearly demonstrated why her powerful vocals and towering stage presence have been highlighted by the likes of Vogue and Complex. Lion Babe’s Pharrell Williams-produced single “Wonder Woman” established the duo’s funky and confident sound, and their full-length debut is due out in the next few months. Red Bull Sound Select artist Nicholas L. Perez opened the show with a set of stylish and syncopated electro-pop.

Peep the rest of the month’s schedule and visit Red Bull Sound Select’s site for more tic info!


Photo Credit: Carlo Cruz / Red Bull Sound Select / Content Pool
Photo Credit: Drew Gurian / Red Bull Sound Select / Content Pool

Credit To The Nation


British hip-hop pioneers Credit to the Nation deliver a new track today, “L.T.D.” featuring Keith Murray and Benji Webbe of Skindred.

The band are gearing up to release a new EP entitled ‘Back to the Dirt’ on December 4, which will be a prelude to a new album scheduled for early 2016, their first in 20 years.

Credit to the Nation (emcee Fusion and producer Crossflow), were one of the first commercial British hip-hop acts in the early 90s, with hit singles such as “Call It What You Want” and “Teenage Sensation”. They were recognized as one of the most influential and controversial rap groups, with numerous hits that tackled weighty issues such as sexism, racism, homophobia and politics.

“L.T.D.”, produced by Crossflow, sees Credit team with Benji Webbe from the popular UK band/Welsh ragga-metal act Skindred, and acclaimed hip-hop artist Keith Murray. New York native, Murray rose to prominence in 1994 with his debut single, an all-time hip hop anthem “The Most Beautifullest Thing in This World” and several chart topping collaborations such as R. Kelly “Home Alone” and Mary J. Blige “Happy”. Murray is also one of the founding members of famed hip-hop group Def Squad, along with Redman and former EPMD member Erick Sermon.

Credit to the Nation, ‘Back to the Dirt’ EP, will be available December 4 via Crossflow Recordings.

Morbid Saint


A masterpiece of raw and rabid, deadly thrashing madness is going to return as stunning reissue in March 2016 via Century Media Records: MORBID SAINT’s Spectrum of Death! Originally recorded in the late 80’s and produced by Eric Greif (Acrophet, Num Skull, Viogression), the 1990 released album by the Wisconsin thrashers offers a vicious and intense mix of early Slayer, Kreator, Dark Angel, and Destruction that has not lost any of its violent impact.

After a series of low-key reissues and shabby bootlegs, Spectrum of Death will now be released on vinyl replicating the original sleeve design with an extensive LP-sized booklet telling you the full history of the band and including rare visual material as well as double CD and digital. The latter two will be released under the title Spectrum of Death (Extended Edition) and contain everything, MORBID SAINT have recorded so far including the rough mix of the unreleased, often bootlegged second album, Destruction System, various tracks recorded in 2010 and 2012 plus a previously unreleased early 90’s demo, of which only 50 copies were ever made.

Jay Visser explains the history behind this long lost obscurity:
“The unreleased demo never even had a proper title we just called it “the black tape”, kind of ripping off Metallica’s famous album. It was recorded shortly after we had done “Destruction System” in the studio back in 1992. As some of you might know, “Destruction System” only existed as a quick rough mix, which we got from the studio to listen to as a basis to think over doing possible adjustments or redo any tracks that we didn’t like before finishing the mix. At that point, we were over budget with about $500 USD and didn’t have the money to finish the album. So we recorded the demo on a four-track recorder in my basement, and sold about 35-40 copies to cover some of the money we owed the studio. By the time we had enough cash to return and finish the album, the studio was already out of business, and all assets were seized by the bank resulting in all the track tapes being lost (including the master/track tapes for “Spectrum of Death”). For Century Media’s reissue, we digitalized also a copy of this particular demo, and it was fantastically restored especially for this release! Enjoy!”

Whereas the Spectrum of Death album was specially mastered for vinyl, and hardly touched to preserve its original sound, all other tracks have been carefully restored and remastered by Patrick W. Engel / Temple Of Disharmony (Iced Earth, Grave, Morgoth, Massacra) to ensure a most pleasant, violent listening experience!

See below for the exact track-listing:
Spectrum Of Death LP:
Side A:
1. Lock Up Your Children
2. Burned at the Stake
3. Assassin
4. Damien

Side B:
1. Crying for Death
2. Spectrum of Death
3. Scars
4. Beyond the Gates of Hell

Spectrum Of Death Limited Edition 2CD Digipak / Digital album:
Disc One:
Spectrum of Death original album
(recorded in December 1988 and also released as “Lock Up Your Children” demo)
1. Lock Up Your Children
2. Burned at the Stake
3. Assassin
4. Damien
5. Crying for Death
6. Spectrum of Death
7. Scars
8. Beyond the Gates of Hell

Destruction System 4-track demo (recorded in 1992)
9. Destruction System
10. Disciples Of Discipline
11. Sign Of The Times
12. Living Misery

Disc Two:
Destruction System rough mix (recorded in 1992)
1. Intro
2. Destruction System
3. Darkness Unseen
4. Depth of Sanity
5. Disciples of Discipline
6. Spectrum of Death II
7. Halls of Terror
8. Living Misery
9. Sign of the Times
10. Final Exit Recordings 2011
11. Intro / Death Before Dawn
12. Thrashaholic (first song ever written by the band back in 1985)
Recordings 2010
13. Dying Day
14. Life’s Blood / Outro

Lip Sync Battle


“LIP SYNC BATTLE” Holiday Special Sneak Peek Featuring Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Enclosed is a preview clip of Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s performance of “Yeah!” on Spike’s “LIP SYNC BATTLE.” The highly anticipated one-hour Holiday Special featuring Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anthony Mackie debuts Thursday, November 19 at 10:00pm ET/PT.

Vanessa Carlton


Vanessa Carlton unveiled her latest video for the song “House of Seven Swords” which gives the viewer an intimate look into Vanessa’s life as a new mother at her new home in Nashville, Tennessee directed by Daniel Henry (Jack White, Kurt Vile). The track is off her widely acclaimed NEW studio album Liberman (standard, deluxe) which is currently out in North America via Dine Alone Records and WSJ Speakeasy premiered the new video today.

“It was Daniel’s idea to film me playing in the house and capturing everyday moments,” says Vanessa Carlton. “Coincidentally my Rhodes is in the baby’s room so none of it was staged. Though the premise of this song was inspired by a tarot card and my brother graduating from college and moving to New York to carve out a life for himself, I think Daniel saw this song reflecting the home that my husband and I have created for ourselves and for our daughter. Even if you write a song for someone else it is still going to reveal something about the writer. I guess I forgot about that.”

Vanessa also announced the second leg of her U.S. tour that will take place at the top of 2016 in support of Liberman. New tour dates in include Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Dallas, Houston and more.

For more information and to purchase the album and tickets, please visit

Upcoming Tour Dates
Nov 17 London, Ontario @ London Music Hall
Nov 18 Toronto, Ontario @ Mod Club
Nov 20 Montreal, Quebec @ Lion d’Or
Nov 21 Ottawa, Ontario @ Mavericks
Nov 23 Hamilton, Ontario @ Molson Canadian Studio at Hamilton Place
Nov 30 New York, NY @ City Winery
Dec 01 New York, NY @ City Winery
Dec 03 Troy, NY @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
Dec 04 Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall
Dec 05 Portland, ME @ Asylum
Dec 07 Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Dec 08 Fairfield, CT @ StageOne
Dec 09 Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
Dec 11 Washington, DC @ The Howard Theatre
Dec 12 Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
Dec 14 Durham, NC @ The Carolina Theatre
Dec 15 Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
Dec 16 Birmingham, AL @ WorkPlay
Dec 17 Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley
Dec 19 Asheville, NC @ New Mountain Theatre

Jan 14 Vancouver, BC @ Imperial
Jan 15 Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
Jan 16 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
Jan 17 Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
Jan 19 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Jan 21 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
Jan 22 Big Bear Lake, CA @ The Cave
Jan 23 San Juan Capistrano, CA @ Coach House
Jan 24 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
Jan 26 Scottsdale, AZ @ Livewire
Jan 29 Dallas, TX @ Cambridge Room @ HOB
Jan 30 Austin, TX @ Parrish
Feb 1 Houston, TX @ McGonigel’s Mucky Duck
Feb 2 Houston, TX @ McGonigel’s Mucky Duck
Feb 3 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon

Queen Kwong




Following blistering appearances at both Reading & Leeds Festivals, playing one of the best Radio 1 Maida Vale sessions of the year and capping it off with a venue-bursting album launch show at London’s Old Blue Last, Carré Calloway’s alt-punk band, Queen Kwong are now putting the final touches to the set for their first ever UK headline tour this December.

The tour kicks off at Camden’s Barfly on December 11th – the same day as Queen Kwong release ‘Bells On’, the third single release from their debut album – before Carré and her band hit the road for their first shows outside of the capital. All dates are below and tickets are selling fast with people eager to experience both Carré’s incendiary on (and quite often off)-stage performance and her incredible bands propulsive musical backdrop.


Ticket Link

Queen Kwong’s critically acclaimed, recently released debut album ‘Get A Witness’ was produced by The Icarus Line’s Joe Cardamone, a long time collaborator and friend of Carré’s – one song per day from scratch and completely improvised. This unconventional method was used to capture the rawness of Carré’s songwriting and the spontaneous streak she is now renowned for in her electrifying live shows. ‘Get A Witness’ has seen incredible support across the board, with the record described as a refreshing, electrifying debut from a genuine modern punk rock star.

Sultry and sinister in equal measure, Carré is joined on stage by a group of world class, internationally successful musicians – guitarist Wes Borland, bassist Fred Sablan and drummer Hayden Scott, who, together with Carré, effortlessly create eerie swathes of raw psychedelic guitar and an absolutely killer rhythm section. This top level line up causes intrigue to many a rock fan, but it is Carré’s uncanny gift to combine menace and sure-fire confidence that are leaving audiences wanting more.

Run The Jewels


Run The Jewels recently shared their eyebrow-raising feline-centric remix album Meow The Jewels. Originally posted as a pre-order offering for their seismic sophomore album Run the Jewels 2, the group jokingly promised to remix the album using only cat sounds in exchange for $40,000. Via a highly publicized fan-driven Kickstarter campaign, El-P and Killer Mike rose to the occasion, assembling an enviable stable of marquee producers (including El-P, Just Blaze, Prince Paul, Geoff Barrow of Portishead, Massive Attack, The Alchemist, Zola Jesus, Nick Hook and more) to help deliver the goods.

Download Just Blaze Sample Kit HERE!

Among the initial promises of the campaign, iconic hip hop producer Just Blaze (Jay Z, Kanye West, The Game) offered a free download of the drum samples that made up his arsenal in the early 2000’s, which he has delivered today (and can be obtained here). He issued the following statement: “Thanks to all who contributed to making Meow The Jewels a success. For the uninitiated, I promised to contribute a remix to the project if it was funded, and as an added bonus a good amount of the signature drums I used on many records in the early half of the 2000’s. Please note these are the raw, relatively unprocessed files straight out of my MPC (hence the delay in tracking them down and getting them to you guys). That said, in most cases, you’re not going to instantly press a pad and be like ‘OMG, IT’S THE SUCH AND SUCH SNARE!’ (though that will happen in a few cases). I used a lot of layering, compression, and EQ / Mix techniques to get these things to sound like the drums many of you knew and loved. Enjoy this starting point, and happy drumming! P.S. This is just the beginning. Stay tuned to for much more!!”

Well known for their social and political consciousness, Run the Jewels donated the earnings from the Meow The Jewels Kickstarter campaign directly to the families of Michael Brown Jr. and Eric Garner, two men who lost their lives to police violence last year in highly publicized tragedies. All additional profit from the album is being donated by the Run the Jewels and partner label Mass Appeal Records to the National Lawyers Guild’s Mass Defense Committee. The album is available as a free download via, as well as a limited edition, specially packaged tawny brown vinyl version, this time with the iconic Run the Jewels album cover hands represented in actual faux fur.

Morfine Machine

As some of you might remember Morfine Machine announced their debut album ‘We Are All Aliens’ slated for September 2015. But somehow our spaceship took a wrong turn ending up lightyears away from target…

Because of the delay they’ve decided to release a mini album: MORFINE MACHINE “alienation” december 15th, through Sonic Rendevous records/distribution (Alkmaar, the Netherlands) just to kill time and let you guys feel what MORFINE MACHINE is all about.

We have a free download available on soundcloud.

We are working hard to get the “we are all aliens” album to earth next
year. Until then, enjoy MORFINE MACHINE “alienation”.


MAHD gives, and he takes away. If you’ve been following the unheard sniper lately you’re probably upset that he’s removing his tracks from the internet. Fortunately, he’s back with Two Too Faded, and it’s here to stay. This is the first single to a project slated for Q1 of 2016 by MAHD. No title for the project as of now, but be on the lookout for a video. The song was released officially on Monday 11/16/2015.



Coming off of the September release of his Seven Seas LP (stream here), Doug Appling, aka Emancipator, is touring through the fall with his Emancipator Ensemble. Featuring bass and drums, along with a variety of string instruments played by Doug and close collaborator Ilya Goldberg, including guitar, banjo, and violin, the Emancipator Ensemble brings his music to life at the crossroads between a DJ set and a live band.

A classically-trained violinist turned electronic producer, Emancipator takes inspiration from world music, drawing comparison to artists like Four Tet, Bonobo, and Tycho. Seven Seas debuted at #2 on iTunes’ Electronic chart, and was called “some of the best in cinematic, hip-hop-influenced soundscaping since Massive Attack released Blue Lines in 1991” by Vice Noisey. In a glowing review of one of his shows, the New York Times said “While many attempts to merge classical melodicism with dance music sound awkward and gimmicky…Emancipator has found a balance. No part of his fusion is forced.”

Get tix for his tour HERE!


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